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Have contact dermatitis on eyebrows and near lids and to the side of eyes. What should I do?

Have contact dermatitis on eyebrows and near lids and to the side of eyes. What should I do?

Figure out cause: Something is obviously irritating your skin, so the first thing is to try out what it is. Lotions/soap/shampoos etc can all cause this. Next, is to use a steroid ointment that is safe around your eyes (fml/lotamax) which only your doc can prescribe. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Contact Dermatitis (Definition)

A condition in which there is irritation and swelling of the skin caused by direct contact with a specific substance. Itching, skin redness, and a skin ...Read more


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How can I treat contact dermatitis?

How can I treat contact dermatitis?

Avoidance & steroids: The most important issue is to avoid the item or items that you are allergic. The rash can be treated with topical steroid cream. Severe and extensive lesions may require systemic treatment with steroids under the care of a doctor. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1 ...Read more

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Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Eventually, yes...: ...Assuming the contactant (substance causing the dermatitis) is identified and removed. But you could go through a lot of itching and scratching before that happens - average contact dermatitis duration is 3 weeks or so. My advice is that you seek treatment, particularly if you don't know for certain that it is a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Rarely: Most contact dermatitis eruptions when they resolve will at most leave pigment residuals either in the form of lighter skin or a brown stain. More severe cases, particularly those cases of irritant (as opposed to "allergic") contact dermatitis do have the capability of causing scarring. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing. ...Read more

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Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

No: Contact dermatitis will get better on its own but topical steroids will accelerate its resolution. Antihistamines, either topical or oral, can be helpful for the itching. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

Antihistamines and: Steroid creams...Of course it depends on the part of the body involved...Sometimes an "oatmeal" bath is soothing...Cold compresses...But see your dr. If it is getting worse. And an allergist can do patch testing to see what the cause may be...The cure of course is avoiding the trigger. See www.Truetest.Com. ...Read more

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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more